Rule 51. Disposition of petition for writ of certiorari.

(a) Order after consideration. After consideration of the documents distributed pursuant to Rule 50, the Supreme Court will enter an order denying the petition or granting the petition in whole or in part. The order shall be decided summarily, shall be without oral argument, and shall not constitute a decision on the merits. The clerk shall not issue a formal writ unless directed by the Supreme Court.

(b) Grant of petition.

(b)(1) Whenever an order granting a petition for a writ of certiorari is entered, the Clerk of the Supreme Court forthwith shall notify the Clerk of the Court of Appeals and counsel of record.

(b)(2) If the record has not previously been filed, the Clerk of the Supreme Court shall request the clerk of the court with custody of the record to certify it and transmit it to the Supreme Court.

(b)(3) The clerk shall file the record and give notice to the parties of the date on which it was filed and the date on which petitioner's brief is due.

(b)(4) Rules 24 through 31 shall govern briefs, argument, and disposition of the petition for writ of certiorari. In applying Rules 24 through 31, the petitioner shall stand in the place of the appellant and the respondent in the place of the appellee. In lieu of providing the citation or statements required by Rules 24(a)(5)(A) and (B), the statement of the issues presented for review as required by Rule 24(a)(5) shall include, for each issue, a statement and citation showing that the issue was presented in the petition for certiorari or fairly included therein.

(c) Denial of petition. Whenever a petition for a writ of certiorari is denied, an order to that effect will be entered, and the Clerk of the Supreme Court forthwith will notify the Court of Appeals and counsel of record.